If you are one of the millions of people suffering from chronic pain, it can often seem as if your discomfort is runningand ruiningyour life. Maybe youve even been told that its all in your head and you just have to endure the debilitating effects of migraines, arthritis, back and neck pain, and chronic illness. You can feel good again! Defeat Chronic Pain Now! is your survival guide to preventing, reversing, and managing chronic pain.Referencing breakthrough medical research, two of the leading pain specialists in the field, Bradley S. Galer, M.D., and Charles E. Argoff, M.D., present hidden and little known causes of common chronic pain conditions, how to avoid misdiagnosis, and the latest treatments under development including:
Myofascial Dysfunction: The real (undiagnosed!) culprit in 90% of Back and Neck Pain
DMARDS and NSAIDS: Two breakthrough drugs that promise significant relief for Arthritis
Nutraceuticals: The natural wonder treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy
Focal heat trigger-point (FHTP) therapy: The new drug-free approach to Migraine reliefThe first practical book on integrative pain management, Defeat Chronic Pain Now! gives you the latest information on surgical options, new medications, complementary therapies, and psychological interventions that can be used to rewire your body for pain relief. For each condition and procedure, youll learn what to expect in the hospital and the doctor's office, and what self-therapy solutions you can do on your own. Detailed illustrations and easy-to-understand descriptions help you select the best treatment options to improve your unique type of pain and take back your life.
Dr Galer is chairman of the Pain Medicine Section of the American Academy of Neurology, and founder of the Neuropathic Pain and Headache Treatment Centre. Dr Argoff is Professor of Neurology at Albany Medical Centre. Both have published extensively in the field of pain management, and have conducted research on drug treatment of chronic pain, and the development of treatment guidelines for both drug-based and alternative pain therapies.